Two New Englanders Take Home Oscars For 'Green Book'

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Peter Farrelly and Brian Currie, winners of Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for 'Green Book.' (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — "Green Book" took home the top prize at Sunday night's 91st Academy Awards—netting Oscar wins for two New England natives.

Director Peter Farrelly from Rhode Island and writer Brian Currie of Peabody each won two Oscars for their work on the film—Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

"The whole story is about love," Farrelly told the Oscars audience while accepting the Best Picture award. "It's about loving each other despite our differences, and finding the truth about who we are—we're the same people."

In addition, New Hampshire native Matt Renner, who grew up in Durham, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for "Free Solo," which follows an elite rock climber's attempt to ascend El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without ropes.

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